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8/14/2015
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View From The Top: Government’s Role In Cybersecurity

At the DarkReading News Desk, live from Black Hat, industry experts Dan Kaminsky, Richard Bejtlich, Katie Moussouris, Paul Kurtz, and Rod Beckstrom talked about how government is hurting and could be helping infosec.
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Richard Bejtlich

On the two major political aspects that concern him related to attribution for cybercrime, Richard Bejtlich, chief security strategist for FireEye, said:

In the incidents at both Sony and the Office of Personnel Management, attribution was established 'fairly early on. Maybe it wasn't handled very well in terms of delivery of the message, but the real hold-up was we don't know what to do next.  And you'd think after years and years of intrusions some policy measures would come about, but clearly everyone's sort of making it up as they go along...

'The second part of attribution I worry about is, high levels of attribution and low levels of attribution. So in a case of say US and Russia, we both have really good attribution capabilities in the government and the private sector... Low attribution countries say like India and Pakistan, they could easily be fooled by a third party trying to make it look like there's a conflict between the two of them.'

Richard Bejtlich

On the two major political aspects that concern him related to attribution for cybercrime, Richard Bejtlich, chief security strategist for FireEye, said:

In the incidents at both Sony and the Office of Personnel Management, attribution was established "fairly early on. Maybe it wasn't handled very well in terms of delivery of the message, but the real hold-up was we don't know what to do next. And you'd think after years and years of intrusions some policy measures would come about, but clearly everyone's sort of making it up as they go along...

"The second part of attribution I worry about is, high levels of attribution and low levels of attribution. So in a case of say US and Russia, we both have really good attribution capabilities in the government and the private sector... Low attribution countries say like India and Pakistan, they could easily be fooled by a third party trying to make it look like there's a conflict between the two of them."

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Katie Moussouris
I had the pleasure of seeing Katie Moussouris speak on a cybersecurity panel at an event in Boston in November.  She is definitely all about reducing restrictions (legal and otherwise) that disincentivize white-hat hackers -- and had a lot to say about how companies can improve their security posture by welcoming security researchers who discover exploits in their software with open arms (citing her former employer, Microsoft, as a great example of this in how the company handled hacking group Last Stage of Delirium's exploitation of the Blaster worm (the company hired them)).
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